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Auction 189, Lot 740

Features Texas in Its Stovepipe Configuration

"Mitchell's School Atlas: Comprising the Maps, Etc., Designed to Illustrate Mitchell's School and Family Geography", Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.

Subject: School Atlases

Period: 1847 (published)


Color: Hand Color

9.8 x 12.1 inches
24.9 x 30.7 cm
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Mitchell's famous school atlas is complete with 28 maps, many double-page, along with tables and statistics. Most of the maps are dated 1839 except the Texas and western states maps are dated 1846 and show Texas immediately following annexation. Texas is shown in its largest configuration with the stove-pipe panhandle continuing through the Green Mountains in present-day Colorado. The double-page map of the United States features the large Oregon Territory filling the Northwest, shows Mexico in control of the Southwest, and locates a large area in Texas labeled "Herds of Buffaloes and Wild Horses." Hardbound with pictorial paper over boards. This is the second revised edition, published by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.


Condition: B

The maps are good to very good with light toning and soiling, minor foxing, and occasional pencil notations on the versos. Text block is partially loose with the upper stitches missing. Covers are moderately worn and soiled.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $850

Closed on 9/14/2022